[Mono-dev] gmcs and The Future

Jérémie Laval jeremie.laval at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 06:39:00 EST 2009

This sounds like the macro system discussed here :
http://cheddar.wik.is/Macro_system. Anyway, better to brainstorm on the wiki
now than the mailing list imho ;-) .

Jérémie Laval
jeremie.laval at gmail.com

2009/2/17 Stefan Noack <noackstefan at googlemail.com>

> Hi,
>> Anyway, am not completely against the idea, I already wrote about how
>> I'd like to have a more extensible mcs, but in the current state of
>> affairs, again, I'd very cautious.
> Some time ago, I had the idea of an extensible compiler. One with kind of a
> plugin system. Or even better, a "keyword" keyword that allows you to define
> new keywords by providing classes that implement certain Interfaces that
> allow the compiler to parse and emit your new language feature. I already
> have a name for that language - it would be "Sugar" (lot's of syntactic
> sugar included ;-)
> How do you think about that idea? (I wish I had more time for such stuff
> :-/ )
> Stefan
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